Whoosh

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English

Noun

Whoosh (plural Whooshes)
  1. A breathy sound like that of an object passing at high speed.
    • "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." —Douglas Adams

Verb

Whoosh (third-person singular simple present whooshes, present participle whooshing, simple past and past participle whooshed)

  1. To make a breathy sound like a whoosh.

Thesaurus

assibilate, assibilation, buzz, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, frication, frictional rustling, hiss, hissing, hush, hushing, lisp, rhonchus, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, spit, splutter, sputter, squash, squelch, squish, sternutation, stertor, swish, wheeze, whish, whisper, whistle, whistling, white noise, whiz, zip

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʍʊʃ/, /wʊʃ/, /ʍuːʃ/, /wuːʃ/
    Rhymes: -ʊʃ

Translations

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